Nvidia unexpectedly dropped three new graphics cards in its recent announcement. The 3070, 3080 and 3090 at price points which are just as impressive as the cards themselves.
The 30 series Ampere cards are a new generational leap for graphics cards which have a lot of people excited. Noticeably quiet, but imminently expected to launch its Big Navi architecture cards is AMD.
And it seems AMD is getting ready, given they’re doing publicity stunts in Fortnite and seemingly, staging them as well.
Here is the thing, the Nvidia 30xx series cards are not only competently priced and affordable, except maybe the 3090 (Titan equivalent), but they’ll all be launched by October 2020.
I don’t think anyone (including AMD) expected these new Nvidia cards to be so cheap. Which has put AMD into an interesting position, because if they can’t match Nvidia in performance, they’ll have to reduce their price to make them a more attractive option.
There are rumours that AMD have had to readjust their pricing for their new cards
So, the situation AMD currently finds itself in is: they either have to beat Nvidia on performance for each newly announced card or, they have to beat them on price (perhaps both). Until we get the third-party benchmarks, we’ll have to take Nvidia for their word that they appear to be the king of the hill.
This new arms race between AMD, Nvidia and Intel has really heated up during the last few years, especially with AMD Ryzen taking the gaming world by storm. The winner in any hardware race is ultimately, you, the consumer.
Wait for AMD to announce Big Navi and see if they have any tricks go their sleeves.